MPA COURSE PROPOSAL

To:       Professor Bains
            CSU-Monterey Bay, MPA Director:

 

I propose to teach a course for singers specializing in jazz, soul or contemporary music.

Motto:     Informed and aware singers are better prepared to succeed in the music business.

Music Language Literacy

They will read and interpret the music as closely to the author's intent as possible.  This will be accomplished by using Vern Bennett's piano lessons.  They are an invaluable resource to the effective vocalist.

Music Technology

Students will employ technology to enhance their preparedness for auditions as well as working with musicians.  This component of the course introduces the “Finale” composition software on a PC or Macintosh. Students use Finale to scribe basic chord charts for up to five tunes.  Output is added to the portfolio repertoire requirement.  Student can also use their charts for distribution to bands, auditions or other purposes.

Music Portfolio

Each physical portfolio of learning is available in a digital format for web demonstration.  The portfolio consists of the following sections:


 

AREAS

Writing/
Critical Thinking

Social/Community
Service Networking

Applied Performance/
Skills Development

Technology/Policy/
Music Language

 

TASKS

 

Background research paper: Discuss a singer or vocal coach

 

Assist and fill various concert production roles. Documented.

 

A publicized, live performance featuring student singing three songs in concert

 

Repertoire: Produce up to five digital-to-paper chord charts.

 

SATISFY

 

5-10pgs

 

A Local Gospel Choir:

church, community, and or CSUMB

 

A Local Jazz Band:

Community, CSUMB, Hartnell, and or MPC

 

Address:
Intellectual Property (IP), copyright, or clearance issues

 

FINAL

 

PORTFOLIO
consists of:

 

TASKS
Combined

 

SATISFIED
Documentation

 

PRESENTATION Digital/Paper

Course Emphases

1)            Acknowledge the need for singers to become cognizant of technological innovations, economic factors, socio-cultural influences, and political forces forging the future of music arts, worldwide.

2)            The MPA 495 course familiarizes singers with contract negotiations and strategies for success in the music business.

3)            Singers discover their vocabilities in forwarding original music creation.

4)            The course stresses the validity of inclusive accessibility to intellectual property content with associated rights that form music genres of the past, present and future for all.

 

Please let me know if this proposal is interesting or do-able for inclusion in the MPA program in the very near future.  It may need to be broken down into two or three sections offered over respective semesters as workshops. Thank you for your consideration and advice.

 

Sincerely,

Charmaigne Scott

http://www.charmaignescott.com

charmaigne_scott@csumb.edu

(831) 915-8187